UCCA About Us | Bylaws | Request for Funding | Board Members


Ucca Logo Join TodayAbout Us: As described in our bylaws, the main purpose of University City Community Association (UCCA) is to:

  • Provide and promote the civic, cultural, social, educational and recreational development and improvement of University City; and to
  • Provide a forum where the interests of the residents may be expressed and contributions made to the protection of life and property in the community.

The purpose is also to:

  • bring about civic betterment and social improvements for the community,
  • encourage a sense of community by organizing events and celebrations, as well as
  • identify issues or concerns of the population, and
  • provide a meeting place to discuss said issues or concerns.

UCCA is a non-profit 501(c)4 organization funded primarily through membership dues. UCCA is the source for University City News.

Request for Funding and/or Donation Request:

  • Worthwhile member individuals or organizations may request funding from UCCA by completing and submitting a Request for Funding form and making a verbal presentation at a UCCA meeting.
    • A verbal Request for Funding must be made during the open forum section UCCA’s monthly meetings.
    • The Request for Funding form must be received at least 7 days prior to the verbal request.

2024 UCCA Board Members – elected November 2023 to a two-year term

Executive Board

  • President: Jemma Samala
  • Vice-President: Jim Beshears
  • Secretary: Katie Rodolico
  • Treasurer: Phil Fowler

Appointed Positions

  • Beautification Chair: Merle Langston
  • CASA Liaison/Corresponding Secretary/Newsletter Chair/Publicity & Promotion/Webmaster: Diane Ahern
  • *Christmas Tree/Menorah Lighting Coordinator: Darlene Ventimiglia
  • *Historian: Greg Hom
  • Membership: Julie Nydam, jlnydam@gmail.com
  • Neighborhood Watch: Barbara Gellman
  • *Newsletter Distribution: Don Hotz
  • *Newsletter Ads: Terri Day
  • *Newsletter Editor: Jemma Samala
  • North UC Liaison: Bill Beck
  • Parliamentarian/SD Network of Town Councils: Mack Langston
  • Past-President: Diane Ahern
  • *Special Events: Barry Bernstein
  • *UCPG Liaison: Katie Rodolico

*Non-Voting Positions

Ucca Logo Join TodayUCCA membership dues: Your membership dues and donations help to support many local worthwhile organizations such public schools’ fundraising and events, EdUCate!, Parks Council, Library Friends; special projects and activities such as street median beautification, neighborhood watch, pedestrian and motorist safety, painted electrical boxes and street banners, 4th of July UC Celebration, Summer Concerts, and December Holiday Celebration with menorah and tree lighting. And, please, let’s not forget our monthly University City News print newsletter with hyper-local University City news and information you won’t find anywhere else; delivered to your south University City homes and/or business, libraries and recreation centers and posted on our website. Check out website and print newsletters for more information on ways that UCCA supports our University City community.

  • 2024 Public UCCA Meetings: Please note on your calendars that we are going to have public meetings every other month. The UCCA board will have board-only working meetings in the other months. The public meeting dates for 2024 are listed below, all starting with networking at 5:15; meeting called to order at 5:30pm at the UC Library, 4155 Governor Drive. Save the date for: January 10, March 13, May 8, July 10, September 11, November 13, 2024.
  • 2024 One-on-One Public Meetings: During the off months of February, April, June, August and October, we will be planning “One-on-One” talks – one person, one topic of concern to the community. If that is something you, or your public official, would be interested in, please contact president Jemma Samala. The format would be one hour long max, including a Q&A at the end. Dates and times are flexible.
  • Email: universitycitynews@gmail.com
  • Mailing Address: University City Community Association (UCCA), 3298 Governor Dr, #22574, San Diego, CA 92122
  • Voice Mail: 858-412-0786
  • Contact Us: https://www.universitycitynews.org/contact-us-or-volunteer-in-uc/

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